Student Government Prepares for Upcoming Elections

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted its weekly open meeting yesterday. All members of the Wilmington College community are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings as it is a direct form of communication with the student government.   SGA will hold its open meetings in CSA304 to allow for better social distancing and adhere to Wilmington College’s COVID-19 protocols. The meeting time will remain the same at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesdays. Approximately 8 people attended the meeting. They represented SGA, Student Senate, Activities Programming Board, the Billiards Club, and The…

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COVID-19 Impacts Several Aspects of the Agriculture Industry

COVID-19, the coronavirus, pandemic, and quarantine are words that have become all too familiar throughout the world, leaving many people lost, broken, and confused.  This pandemic has completely blindsided most consumers, and has left them wondering when things will get back to normal; however, two things remain: hope and determination.  While most of this is out of their control, consumers have to stay hopeful yet realistic. Consumers have to do their part and stay home as much as they can; the people on the frontline are depending on the consumers…

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WC Students AGvocated at Ohio Capitol

On February 29, the Wilmington College Collegiate Farm Bureau (WCCFB) sent six members to Farm Bureau’s “Ag Day at the Capital” to advocate for agricultural issues, referred to as “Agvocacy.”  The six students were Aryn Copeland, Carly Fitz, Chyann Kendal, Kayli Long, Joseph Schmidt, and Jese Shell. “We had the opportunity to learn about Farm Bureau’s priority issues and raise gratitude and concerns through meetings with our representatives,” said Copeland, the WCCFB president. Farm Bureau members from around the state flocked to the Ohio Statehouse to discuss agriculture legislation with…

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Fall Visit Day Brings Potential Students

Wilmington College (WC) hosted a “Fall Agriculture and Equine Business Management Visit Day” where perspective WC students toured the campus and the farm, attended sessions on their potential field of study, and were able to ask questions to better understand the school. Joel Penhorwood from Ohio Ag Net spoke to three students: Shay Kramer, Morgan Fackler, and Kacey Burns. Each of them explained how great the “hands-on” experience is, how well it prepares you, and how active it makes a student in their field. Fackler said, “Since I am a…

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Students Operate Collegiate Farmers’ Market

This past week, I was able to catch up with some of the agriculture students who are hosting a weekly Farmers’ Market, where they are selling the freshest organic produce Wilmington College has to offer! Managed by Molly Scroggy, a veteran of the college farm, she said, “this is an amazing opportunity to get out and support a local community cause by buying fresh, healthy, and organic produce”. This farmers’ market is run by the Agriculture 350 class and what they sell comes directly from the previous Horticulture classes, which is pretty…

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Earth Day 2018 a Major Success!

This past week, Wilmington College held its annual Earth Day event, originally put on by Corey Cockerill a few years ago. As the event has progressed, so has the growing involvement from several agencies and persons in this event at Wilmington. This year was the largest Earth Day celebration at Wilmington College, with a total of 14 events happening from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday April 19th. Some of the events include a give-away for trees to be planted, free ice cream made from an antique engine, a…

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Small Steps to Big Changes with the Earth Day Environmental Round Tables

Student Mathew Hursey stating his personal connection to the cause of environmental justice (photo by Corey Cockerill) To face big problems, one must start small and take one step at a time. Wilmington College is doing just that in addressing environmental concerns and letting voices be heard. On the afternoon of April 19, students Sarah Holtzclaw and Emma Marks hosted an Earth Day Roundtable which focused on environmental advocacy. Students and community members of varying backgrounds were represented and able to share their thoughts on the topic with staff members…

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“No Offense But” Panel Discussion Embraces Diversity

On Thursday, November 30, Black Student Initiative (BSI) hosted their annual “No Offense But” discussion in McCoy. They changed things up this year by making it a panel. They had people from Spectra, BSI, the Student Body, Athletics, Agriculture, Greek Life, International Club, and Latino Student Association represent on the panel. They plan to add more organizations into the next ones. The hosts of the event were Kelly Angevine and Lexi Mahaffa, with Chip Murdock as advisor of the event. Before they opened for questions, they let students know the…

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Wilmington College Earth Day Kick Off

Wilmington College Agriculture Department held an Earth Day Kick Off on April 20th in the Pyle Parking Lot on campus. The Agriculture department presented three tractors, a sheep, a goat, a fresh (right from the college farm garden) make your own salad bar, gave away mini trees for people to plant, and let you write on the sidewalk something you would do to help save the Earth. “I was able to stop by the Earth Day activities briefly,” shared student Maraya Wahl. “I was one of the first forty to…

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